Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
The Kidlab Instructor is responsible for the delivery of positive youth development programming for school age youth (6- 12 years old).
To develop fun and enriching activities for school age youth in order to encourage academic success, leadership, social and conflict resolution skills as well as community participation. The after school program combines recreation and hands on learning to support human development of youth. It is designed to complement academic instruction provided in the classroom setting. This program is also a safe haven for youth.
This position reports to the Youth & Family Services Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare and delivering creative lessons to a range of classes of different ages and abilities;
Providing appropriate feedback and maintaining records of youth progress and development;
Researching new topic areas, maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge, and devising and writing new curriculum materials; Preparing youth for qualifications and external examinations;
Managing youth behavior in the classroom and on premises, and applying appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehavior;
Undertaking pastoral duties, such as taking on the role of form tutor, and supporting youth on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties.
Communicating with parents and careers over youths' progress and participating in departmental meetings, parents' evenings and whole school training events.
Responsible for the health, safety, and well-being of the youth at all times.
Attend all staff meetings and professional development trainings.
Responsible for all equipment, supplies, and cleanliness of program areas.
Meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each youth.
Inventory, maintain and ensure the replacement of all necessary program supplies
Supervise assistants, aides and volunteers in the classroom/program
Encourage assistants to contribute to curriculum planning
Maintain daily open communication with parents, keep accident reports, maintain confidentiality
Assist manager with keeping all appropriate records such as attendance and time sheets. Report any suspect abuse to supervisor. Attend in-service and staff meetings. Meet all applicable licensing regulations
Work closely with and maintain good communication with school personnel
Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Specifications
A dynamic personality that is collaboratively minded, can recognize and identify strengths, seek consensus around mutual goals, and build meaningful relationships. A systems-thinker and builder, who is not afraid to be innovative in designing solutions and has skills in articulating these ideas and concepts
Education and Qualifications
Associate degree preferred in Early Childhood Education or closely related field. At least 1 year paid experience working with school age youth. Knowledge of field concepts, practices and principles related to program planning.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. This position is a non-exempt position.
Phone inquiries are not accepted. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include the position name in the subject line of your submission.
Founded in 1961 as Better Boys Foundation, BBF Family Services serves the children and families of Chicago’s North Lawndale community by providing a holistic approach to addressing issues within the community including persistent unemployment, poor academic performance, high dropout rates, escalation in violent crime and chronic health issues. There is a need for comprehensive family services to a...ddress these issues and break the cycle of generational poverty that has plagued our community. BBF Family Services seeks to meet that need through youth support, employment training and family services.